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Chad Griffin and the fight against Prop. 8
He cut his teeth in the Clinton White House and on California issues: the campaign to save Ahmanson Ranch, the fight for an oil extraction tax and funding for stem cell research. He raised money to elect Barack Obama. And then came Proposition 8. Chad Griffin, political consultant, PR sachem and, lately, head of the Human Rights Campaign, orchestrated the legal battle to get it tossed out. A week ago his side — and, to his mind, the American principle of equality — won in the Supreme Court. As the language has morphed from "gay marriage" to "same-sex marriage" to "marriage equality," so has the public sensibility — and Griffin's skill at anticipating and tapping into it.
July 3, 2013